Gimme a “C” and what’s that stand for? “Communication”! Straight Talk 4 Women reminds us that bad assumptions can knock your love life for a loop – and you’d never see them coming. On a related note, bad assumptions are usually related to cognitive biases. They’re little booby traps in thinking that many of us have – little bugs in the brain’s natural programming. Many of the cognitive biases can hurt a relationship, too. “Confirmation bias” is present when we go around saying “all men are jerks” or “all women cheat”. “Hindsight bias” can make you feel like you must have been dumb not to have seen the breakup coming. “Framing” comes into play when we say things like “I must lose weight before I date” – neglecting that some dates just may not care if you’re a little chubby.
Why, oh why, do people create fake profiles on dating, personal, and social sites? Some may do it just for laughs, and others might be out to scam you. But truly, most of them are just in it for the desperate need for attention. Might as mud face it, when any spectacular murder case has people running into the police station to confess just for the attention, creating a fake profile in a few minutes is small beer. So Love Trekker has this guide to spotting a ‘fishy’ profile. There’s a lot more attention drawn to this lately because an American “football” player (aka “hand-egg” player) recently supposedly got tricked with a fake girlfriend online… Or he made the whole thing up himself because, duh, attention and publicity! Anyway, now everyone’s starting to wake up to this weird little thing on the web.